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26 Apr 2019
Construction is very expensive business. BusinessNews, an online publication, estimated in its 2015 report that construction projects worth N700 billion would be delivered by 2018. Some of these projects include the Nestoil Towers, Civic Towers and the British America Tobacco (BAT) building- mostly commercial office space on Lagos Island which have been indeed delivered. In…
4 Mar 2019
Enabling business includes the promotion of norms and customs, laws, regulations, policies, international trade agreements and public infrastructure that...
8 Jan 2019
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has resigned, more than three years before his term ends in 2022, the multilateral lender disclosed yesterday.
16 Nov 2018
It should be curiously disappointing that despite noisy investment nurtured by renewed interest of the Federal Government on the issue of ease of doing business...
12 Oct 2018
Nigeria, yesterday, received another damning assessment from the World Bank Group on its education, health policies and development, describing them as very poor.
20 Apr 2018
With global debts at all-time high of $146 trillion, African countries, including Nigeria, have been advised to exercise some restraint on excessive borrowing in order to protect their economies from financial risks, while encouraging active and serious human capital investment.
12 Feb 2018
The President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, has compared cryptocurrencies to “Ponzi schemes,” and thus, becoming the latest financial voice to raise questions about the legitimacy of digital currencies such as Bitcoin.
8 Nov 2017
The rising level of restrictions imposed on foreign banks operating in developing countries has been assessed as an impediment to growth in those countries, the World Bank Group has said.
25 Oct 2017
Is the President really in charge? Are there mischievous persons in this administration who are running agenda different from the President’s? Who, if any, are these fifth columnists?
16 Oct 2017
The southern leaders said they wouldn’t have raised any alarm if the Word Bank chief had stated that the request was to pay special attention to the North-East, as they were sympathetic to the devastation caused there by the Boko Haram insurgents.
13 Oct 2017
The World Bank has urged Nigeria to faithfully build and invest in critical infrastructure that would wholly support its growth aspirations.The bank’s Group President, Jim Yong Kim, in his opening remarks at the 2017 yearly meeting of the International Monetary Fund......
10 Sep 2017
Sadly, evidence abound lends credence to that “doomsday prophesy” by Kim. Alas! automation is not only gradually snatching jobs from Nigerian workers, but also threatening to return more of them to the heavily saturated labour market.


36 mins ago
From next week, all attention will be on Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as the country’s two major parties – All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party....
37 mins ago
Despite challenges occasioned by the COVID-10 pandemic, the Nigerian banking industry has remained resilient, delivering 15.6 per cent and 6.8 per cent growth in total assets and profits respectively in the first half of 2021.
42 mins ago
Experts and stakeholders in Nigeria’s payment industry have called for concerted efforts to mitigate the growing menace of digital frauds.
44 mins ago
I am not contesting for any position. I’m only a participant to the extent that justice is done, and to see that we elect a good President for this country.
45 mins ago
Notwithstanding the fact that the newly promoted former Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has been retired, Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi...